US health program lost 18k private records

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US health program lost 18k private records

SD card stolen.

Details of some 18,000 people have been compromised after an unecrypted SD card belonging to a US health network was stolen.

The names, addresses, ages, marital statements and assessment information of Ontario Healthy Babies Healthy Children program were stolen from an employee's car last month.

Security experts criticised the municipality. “Behaviors aren't changing. We rely on these silly policies that allow human beings to be perfect,” said Tony Busseri, CEO of Toronto-based Route1, which sells identity management and service delivery software. "Why we would ever allow portable devices to extract information? It's silliness. Whether it's 18,000 or 800,000, there's a behavior that's going on in Canada that's quite troubling. Not enough attention has been given to this subject,” he said.

The municipality is notifying affected individuals by letter and phone.

This article originally appeared at scmagazineus.com

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